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  1. 8 points
    Bill's Outing before last I got skunked. But the first time, and then of course this last time I scored nice nuggets. As you saw the last one was a pendant type weighing 3.2 grams, but the first one I got from the same wash was 3.6 grams. All in all not bad considering that is not my normal stomping grounds. Fortunately Bill had asked some of his mates to let me tag along on the first excursion and show me the ropes. I dug the first nugget out to show it side by side with the current one. I don't think this will be my last trip down to San Domingo. The place has been good to me. Doc
  2. 4 points
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    Remembering 4 years ago this weekend! Nothing has been done to the nugget. As far as I know there have not been any others found in that gully. I've been back with the Zed a couple of times without success. I have a video from that day I should post up. Maybe next year on the 5th Anniversary. Mitchel
  4. 3 points
    Luke the last time I saw him he was wearing the same boots he sells. and he sells lots of them. AzNuggetBob
  5. 2 points
    Hi all.. just a heads up if any of you try to get up to the claims on map page 14 in the next little while. You can see the green S in the screen shot below, on page 14 it shows that entire road down there and up to the claims being passable with a 4WD, and then at the bottom, at the creek crossing it says "4WD ONLY" Be advised, this is not the case from what I saw today. Once you get to the steep drop into the creek at that green with S shown below, the creek is unpassable for anything other than a small ATV and the road going up out of the creek bed is far too rough and narrow for anything much larger than a side by side if that. I left my truck where the S is and walked up the rest of the way to where I was headed. I was late starting today so wasn't about to unload my ATV for a quick trip... upon my return, I found three guys in jeep stuck in the sand and high centered on rocks in the river canyon. Dont' try to take a long bed or low clearance down there...you'll be hurting.... After leaving there, I thenk went up to the north claims as shown below, that road is fine, bit rouch for a long bed truck with bouncing a huge ATV in the bed but passable. PS: If your the guys in Parker who just 2 minutes ago uploaded the video I pasted below.... disregard everthing I said above. Jen
  6. 2 points
    Woohoo!!!!! Thanks guys!
  7. 2 points
    Now that I can see the 1865 coin much better it's in better condition than I thought, therefore worth a bit more, I would say it's in very fine condition around VF-20 and I would say it's worth somewhere between $25 to $45, it's a keeper!!
  8. 2 points
    The 1865 is worth about the same as the 1863, could be worth about a dollar more if it's a "Fancy 5" vs a "Plain 5", here's a photo of the 2 diffrent 5s., value is around $10 to $15 for a Plain 5. If you find any from 1866 to 1878 the value is greatly increased and some dates in this group very much so!!!
  9. 2 points
    Copper Basin near Skull Valley is another area with potential. I found some of the crappiest looking nuggets you'll ever find but they still contained substantial amounts of gold. There's also been some gorgeous bright yellow wire gold reminiscent of Liberty, Washington fame found in certain areas near Copper Basin.
  10. 2 points
    Funny thing about AZ is everywhere I've found gold I've found copper. The current place I'm working has both copper and gold nuggets in the same creek bed.
  11. 2 points
    So I pulled a couple more out of circulation. Tonight my daughter lost another tooth, I went to the change bowl to find a couple Sacagawea dollars for the tooth fairy to leave under her pillow and found these two guys in there!
  12. 2 points
    It looks like Max was determined to check and make sure that all food was properly prepared!!
  13. 2 points
    Welcome to posting bc5391, glad to have you joining in adding content on the forum! You have actually been a member here since early 2010, over 7 years, time flies when you're having fun, HUH?
  14. 1 point
    I don't do dust very well and definitley don't like it on all my chit before I even use it. Well on our first 75mi ride in our new '15 Polaris Hunter Edition XP900 Ranger that is exactly what I got. Ice chest, chairs and a camo bag full of gear that you couldn't even tell was camo was covered in bugdust before lunch. I built this OSB board bed cover and coated the top with Herc-u-liner truck bed liner. I also built a back drop (not pictured) out of OSB and hindged it to the rear top cross bar. I made it so that the back drop could be held up using a tiedown strap and give you some shade while sitting on the tailgate eating lunch. If you drop the tailgate, it could also swing into the inside of bed and held up with a bracket to give you clear rear-view driving when dust isn't a problem. I held it to the bed with turn buckles in all 4 corners so that it didn't hop while off road. It is the best thing I have done, as it keeps out 99.5% of all the dust in the bed. . . no matter how dusty the trail is. The little extra weight is well worth it.IMHO Hope this is worth the share and helps someone out that doesn't like the dust. Edit: Found a hunting pic that I cropped to show the back drop. It is actually painted camo, but you can see it is covered in dust that didn't make it in the bed.
  15. 1 point
    I'm not really a coin shooter but I do try and keep an eye out for cool stuff, and the other day I noticed this in my change from the day before I threw it in the jar to someday be rolled and turned into the bank. I thought it was neat enough to share, but I also don't know anything about coins.
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    I think most if not all of the answers you seek lay within the information Desertpilot so graciously shared on page one of this thread.. Swamp
  18. 1 point
    Yet again, lol..! Yeah, I went back & edited in a grade and min value $$s worth b4 seeing yours.. Looks like I grade just a scosch harder than you too, while remaining close enough for gub'mit work.. Swamp
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    Suddenly I can see again..! Thanks Shay.. Swamp EDIT: Given the macro shot I'd say we can safely move the goal posts worth-wise on the '65.. I'd give it a strong fine, like F-15; almost a VF-20.. Assuming rev is as good that'll boost un-slabbed worth to right at $25.. Sweet..! ^5..
  21. 1 point
    Here's a macro shot. It weighs 3.2 grams. Looks like it's a "fancy 5".
  22. 1 point
    We did it again, Skip.. Swamp
  23. 1 point
    I'll just take your word for it, not that I doubt it for any reason.. What I doubt is my eye sight.. It's just funky enough these days that I can't quite make out the last digit.. I can quite clearly see the other is an 1887.. One can also quite clearly see the color difference between those two planchets too.. Do me a favor and put it on your scale, 'k..? If it weighs + - 4.67 g it's copper - nickel.. 1864 is a transition year for the penny; both silver-nickel and bronze were struck.. There are also two bronze varieties for 1864 In 1865 there is a variety where a weak 4 is seen under the 5, but it isn't considered a true overdate.. That usually happens when the 4 has either been ground off or filled in on a working hub or working die then not properly finished before a replacement 5 is added, but it also can be caused by being struck in an overdate manner.. These would explain an underlying 4.. There are other 'things' too, but what I'm trying to get at is you appear to have a coin that shouldn't exist.. I can come up with scenarios that'll make it exist, but let's start with determining if it's copper-nickel or not.. Sure looks like one from here.. Regardless what it might be other than an actual 1863 makes it a rarity.. Swamp
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  25. 1 point
    I had been looking at Skull Valley a couple year ago. Did a bunch of research, and chose a spot, but I was travelling 10 and a half months a year for work, so never went. It's still on the list to go, but not as high as a couple of other spots. I am amazed at the amount of unclaimed public lands once you get away from the place the outing was at by the Little San Domingo. What I'm trying to figure out, is how old should the geology be. Now I'm staying away from places that have gravels thousands of feet deep that are less than a couple of million years old. The mineral potential tends to be rated high for the oldest deposits, but not as high for the younger tertiary deposits.
  26. 1 point
    Looking forward to you next trip out. Those two nuggets have lots of friends out there that want to be found. When I was coin hunting and someone tells me a place has been hunted out, that will be the first place I hit. Same with prospecting. Mike
  27. 1 point
    This little guy came out of a wash about 100' below a copper stained outcrop. Samples taken off bedrock all the way to the outcrop were auriferous. Samples taken the same way above the outcrop showed no gold. The gold in that wash came from that copper stained outcrop...or immediately adjacent to it.
  28. 1 point
    I've tried to tell folks that many times and they just won't listen. It seems they hear "copper mine" and turn away...you can't teach someone unwilling to learn I guess. I've traced out a lot of placers here in the LSD area and the majority end at the copper stained hardrock deposits. The copper deposits WERE the source of a lot of the gold. If a prospector were to look at the past production figures of say...the copper mines in Jerome. While copper does account for the bulk of the production weight wise, the gold recovered is a very significant percentage of the total mine income. I've heard from others the Bagdad and Morenci copper operations are similar. Take it for what it's worth...about the price of the paper this was printed on
  29. 1 point
    Damn the BLM they're always messing up all the fun things!!! He can be serious for just a little while until the rocket goes BOOM!!
  30. 1 point
    Nope that was it. Seems to be a one of a kind. I did drive to the outing feed, so It could have shown up in somebody's pictures. Ripped it all apart after the outing and rewired it, along with some other preventative maintenance stuff.
  31. 1 point
    He can't be serious, can he? https://gizmodo.com/flat-earth-researcher-told-he-cant-blast-himself-into-t-1820735736
  32. 1 point
    Very Nice Doc Now I need to run out there before the next rain and track down your footprints.... What size and type of boot do you wear? Luke
  33. 1 point
    Doc Very nice finds. I think its obvious those nuggets came from the same source. so you know in your heart there is a least one more in there with your name on it. AzNuggetBob
  34. 1 point
    Actually... it WILL be your last trip to LSD, we notified the inspection station/weigh scales just east of the Hoover Dam that you were coming down here and taking all our gold, they're watching for you and that big white truck.
  35. 1 point
    Talking about his pictures of the mine shaft(colors) along as where his finger is pointing. Thanks for the welcome, I've been a member for 3 or 4 years, I just do not post. picture is of a Malachite /azurite formation (Wikipedia) very common here in Southern AZ. you will find it Globe, Bisbee, Arivaca ,can be found where copper is found, as well as Chryscolla . Chryscolla and Malachite look very similar.
  36. 1 point
    NO SEX AFTER SURGERY A recent article in the San Francisco Examiner reported that Nancy Pelosi has sued Stanford Hospital, saying that "after her husband had surgery there, he lost all interest in sex." A hospital spokesman replied: " your husband was admitted for cataract surgery. All we did was correct his eyesight."
  37. 1 point
    Is someone local building these..? Seems to me I saw one nearly identical in an outing pix.. Or are we looking at the same toy..? Regardless, very kewl..! Swamp
  38. 1 point
    LOL, Could be. High Temp Silicone 14 AWG. COMMUNIST RED in color too ! https://www.banggood.com/DANIU-5-Meter-Red-Silicone-Wire-Cable-10121416182022AWG-Flexible-Cable-p-1170292.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN
  39. 1 point
    Oh Crap! You might need to re-order, the wire you're waiting is most possibly in a North Korean missle by now!!
  40. 1 point
    Not a problem Sir. This is going to happen. I still have some wire missing over the China Sea some place. LOL.
  41. 1 point
    You talkin' about D.B. or Mini..? Or the tire mfg..? Or Charles, the only person I know IRL to ace the SATs..? Just wonderin' is all.. Swamp PS: Welcome to the forums..
  42. 1 point
    Certainly hope you can. It is such a great bunch of down to earth folks. There are a lot of outings out here centered around prospecting for both the experienced and novice. But the Nuggetshooter is by far the best! Cheers!! Mike
  43. 1 point
    I brought the detector hoping when I got to the mine, the tailings piles would be full of quartz that would be crushed and then free milled for gold. Their was no quartz in the area. After detecting the tailings pile and checking the mine out, I brought the detector down in to the creek, and checked a few spots on the way back. The creek time was mostly detecting the areas where the bedrock was scrubbed clean and about 50' before and 50' after that. Spent some extra times on the corners and mostly ignored the sloping falls with a bowl shape on the bottom.
  44. 1 point
    OK will get on it and post soon....... UPDATE, Logo design in progress and once completed will have a batch made per order. In other words I will let you know you can order and once minimum order reached we will get them.....
  45. 1 point
    I had a 200 pounder once, but the line broke !
  46. 1 point
    Here they go with that ASSUMING again. That's Assuming the Little or not so Little Grey guys would know how to decipher our Digital Modulation . My bet is all the Nuclear Blast we have set off produced enough EMP noise out there to get some attention if there was anyone in ear shot. Besides ? What makes them think we are even worthy of a looks see ?
  47. 1 point
    Yeah, I like camo and I tend to hunt like I swing.. away from people. There is quite a story behind this hunt. In short: I spotted him opening morning but couldn't get close to him. I waited a few days until my wife could join me. We headed back up a deadend road and spotted him laying down in a tall grass high in a bowl.(450+yd & steady cross wind) She stayed in the Ranger, glassing him the whole time as I snuck to within 220yd. It was 9:30am. my field of view changed and I could see but just tips of horns. So I waited. At 3hrs a forky-horn (that I couldn't see) stood up - streched and layed back down at 1:30 he stood - bang - back down he went. Meat in the freezer. . . so I thought!!! There was a reason he didn't want to get up - he was hurting. The shinny spot above his left eye (that is no longer there) is a bulit stuck in his hide, betterhalf is pointing at it. My 1 shot was true, but he was also hit in the intestin. It must have been a few days earlier as he was already septic and not consumable at all. NDOW thanked me for taking him out of his pain and offered me another tag, but I declined. I thought who knows how many other people just fling lead in hopes of hitting/wounding and not retreaving their game. Besides, I am not alwasys blessed with such great company and wanted to remember the hunt with the mounted rack. To those that hunt... learn your gun, go to the range and practice Just flinging lead could injure more than game, as bullets travel a long long way and still do damage. To get out of the weeds and back 'on-topic' track . . . You can see how the gun scabbard doesn't have dust on it.
  48. 1 point
    Camo max... if it weren't for your wife's shirt and face, and your teeeth, everything would be invisible. That looks like them things that kept talking to me when I was out on Rye Patch.
  49. 1 point
    Learned something new this morning! Everybody back home just calls them SUSV's because thats what the Army calls them. Not as many of them around anymore. Mostly HEMTT's and now STRYKR's I spent a LOT of time on Ft Richardson outside of Anchorage as the warranty rep for OshKosh. I performed warranty recalls on hundreds of HEMTT's. Which mostly consisted of removing a grease zerk from the streering column and securing the harness with super huge zip ties to keep it from chaffing on the column. Ahhh...the good old days. Easiest job I ever had. The hardest part was tracking each unit down. Amazing how the Army could loose a frickin HEMTT...
  50. 1 point
    Follower of Islam ? LOL